Nicolas Almagro

  • Nicolas Almagro of Spain withdraws from US Open July 18, 2014

    New York: Nicolas Almagro has withdrawn from the US Open. The 27th-ranked Spaniard hasn't played since retiring from his first-round match at the French Open in May because of a left foot injury. Friday's announcement means he'll miss two straight major tournaments after pulling out of Wimbledon. The 28-year-old Almagro's best finish...
  • Nicolas Almagro pulls out of Wimbledon June 19, 2014

    LONDON: Nicolas Almagro of Spain has withdrawn from Wimbledon because of a foot injury. The withdrawal of the 25th-seeded clay-court specialist means Vasek Pospisil of Canada has been promoted to the No. 31 seed and Russia's Dmitry Tursunov elevated into the seedings at 32. Wimbledon organizers take players' grass-court records into account...
  • At French Open, Nadal could face three who beat him on clay May 23, 2014

    Paris: Rafael Nadal's path to a ninth French Open title could take him through a series of matches against men he lost to on clay this season. The top-seeded Nadal was drawn on Friday to possibly face No. 21 Nicolas Almagro in the fourth round, then No. 5 David Ferrer in...
  • Murray holds nerve to see off Almagro in Madrid Open May 8, 2014

    Madrid: Andy Murray showed plenty of mental strength to come through 6-1 1-6 6-4 against Nicolas Almagro on Wednesday to keep on track his bid to win the Madrid Open. The seventh-seeded Scot returned to singles action having taken a break in an inconsistent year that has seen him fall down...
  • Nadal's struggles continue with Barcelona loss April 25, 2014

    Barcelona: Top-ranked Rafael Nadal's clay-court struggles worsened Friday as his 41-match winning streak at the Barcelona Open ended with a three-set loss to Nicolas Almagro in the quarterfinals. Nadal was looking for his ninth title in Barcelona but lost 2-6, 7-6 (5), 6-4, a week after going out in the quarterfinals...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka into quarters of Monte Carlo Masters April 17, 2014

    Swiss third seed Stanislas Wawrinka reached the quarter-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters without hitting a ball on Thursday after his third-round opponent Nicolas Almagro withdrew for an unspecified reason. The Australian Open champion advances to meet eighth seed Milos Raonic after the Canadian beat 11th-seeded Spaniard Tommy Robredo 6-4 6-3. Raonic's...
  • Nicolas Almagro, Fernando Verdasco advance to Clay Court final April 13, 2014

    Houston: Nicolas Almagro and Fernando Verdasco set up an all-Spanish final in the US Men's Clay Court Championship. The fourth-seeded Verdasco beat Colombia's Santiago Giraldo 6-4, 7-5 on Saturday, and the third-seeded Almagro advanced when American Sam Querrey pulled out because of a back injury. Almagro, a 12-time winner on the ATP...
  • David Ferrer reaches semis in Buenos Aires February 15, 2014

    Buenos Aires: Top-seeded David Ferrer defeated fellow Spaniard Albert Ramos 6-1, 6-2 to reach the semifinals of the Copa Claro ATP tournament. Second-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy and third-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain also advanced into last four Friday, setting up a semifinal matchup, reports Xinhua. Ferrer will next face fellow...
  • Fognini reaches final with victory over Almagro February 9, 2014

    Vina Del Mar (Chile): Top-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy defeated No. 3 Nicolas Almagro of Spain 6-4, 1-6, 7-6(5) on Saturday to reach the final of the Royal Guard Open clay-court tournament. Fognini will be playing on Sunday for his third ATP singles title. The other two came last season on...
  • Almagro pulls out of Australian Open with shoulder injury January 9, 2014

    Melbourne: Spaniard Nicolas Almagro, seeded 13th in the men's draw, has pulled out of the Australian Open due to a shoulder injury, organisers said on Thursday. "Disappointed to confirm that Nicolas Almagro has withdrawn from the #ausopen due to an ongoing shoulder injury. We wish him a fast recovery!" a post...
  • David Ferrer, Stanislas Wawrinka reach quarter-finals in Paris October 31, 2013

    Paris: Defending champion David Ferrer and Stanislas Wawrinka won in straight sets Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters. Ferrer beat Gilles Simon of France 6-2, 6-3, and Wawrinka defeated Nicolas Almagro of Spain 6-3, 6-2. Wawrinka stayed in contention for one of the two remaining ATP finals spots. The seventh-seeded...
  • Ferrer beats Almagro to reach Valencia Open final October 27, 2013

    Spain: Defending champion David Ferrer beat former winner Nicolas Almagro 6-2, 6-3 to advance to the Valencia Open final on Saturday. Ferrer will play Mikhail Youzhny on Sunday after he defeated Dmitry Tursunov 6-2, 6-4 in an all-Russian semifinal. "Youzhny is a good player," Ferrer said. "He has a good backhand...
  • Nicolas Almagro beats Pablo Andujar 6-2, 6-3 in Valencia October 22, 2013

    Valencia: Nicolas Almagro beat fellow Spaniard Pablo Andujar 6-2, 6-3 to make a successful start to his bid for a third title at the Valencia Open on Tuesday. The third-seeded Almagro, who won here in 2006 and 2007, reeled off winners to break Andujar five times and easily advance to the...
  • Del Potro, Raonic advance to Japan Open final October 5, 2013

    Tokyo: Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro overcame Nicolas Almagro 7-6 (7), 7-6 (1) on Saturday to reach the final of the Japan Open. Del Potro hit 12 aces to dispatch the sixth-seeded Spaniard and set up a final with third-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada, who beat Ivan Dodig of Croatia 7-6...
  • Roger Federer loses to qualifier in Hamburg semis July 21, 2013

    Hamburg, Germany: Roger Federer lost to Argentine qualifier Federico Delbonis 7-6 (7), 7-6 (4) on Saturday in the semi-finals of the German Tennis Championships. Federer, a four-time champion in Hamburg, was outplayed by the 114th-ranked left-hander who advanced to his first career final. "He played well, he was a little more aggressive,"...
  • Fabio Fognini beats Nicolas Almagro to reach Hamburg final July 20, 2013

    Germany: Fabio Fognini moved within one win of his second title in two weeks when he beat third-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain 6-4, 7-6 (1) in the first semifinal of the German Tennis Championships on Saturday. He will play against qualifier Federico Delbonis in the final, who upset Roger Federer in...
  • Almagro beats Kamke to reach Hamburg 3rd round July 17, 2013

    Hamburg: Third-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain advanced to the third round of the German Championships by defeating Tobias Kamke of Germany, 6-3, 6-3 on Tuesday. Two other seeded players lost. Florian Mayer of Germany defeated Alexandr Dolgopolov of Ukraine 6-3, 6-4, and Dmitry Tursunov of Russia upset Jeremy Chardy of France...
  • Top seeds Berdych, Almagro lose at Swedish Open July 12, 2013

    Bastad: Top seeds Tomas Berdych and Nicolas Almagro were knocked out in the Swedish Open quarter-finals on Friday. Unseeded Thiemo De Bakker of the Netherlands beat top-seeded Berdych 7-5, 7-5, while second-seeded Almagro was defeated by Spanish compatriot Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 4-6, 7-5. Berdych and Almagro were playing their second matches of...
  • Berdych, Almagro advance to last 8 at Bastad July 12, 2013

    Bastad, Sweden: Top seeds Tomas Berdych and Nicolas Almagro began the Swedish Open by reaching the quarter-finals on Thursday. Berdych and Almagro received first-round byes, and had contrasting wins. Almagro, a three-time finalist in Bastad, got off to a rough start against fellow Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez but rallied to win 3-6,...
  • Berdych, Almagro make last 8 at Swedish Open July 11, 2013

    Sweden: Top seeds Tomas Berdych and Nicolas Almagro began the Swedish Open by reaching the quarter-finals on Thursday. Berdych and Almagro received first-round byes, and had contrasting wins. Almagro, a three-time finalist in Bastad, got off to a rough start against fellow Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez but rallied to win 3-6, 6-1,...
  • Tommy Robredo comes from two sets down to reach last eight June 2, 2013

    Paris: Ranked 470th a year ago, Tommy Robredo reached the quarter-finals of the French Open for the first time since 2009 by rallying from two sets down to stun 11th-seeded Nicolas Almagro 6-7 (5), 3-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in an all-Spanish match. Robredo will next face another compatriot, No. 4 David...
  • Rafael Nadal beats Nicolas Almagro to win 8th Barcelona Open April 28, 2013

    Barcelona: Rafael Nadal won the Barcelona Open for the eighth time on Sunday after seeing off Nicolas Almagro 6-4, 6-3 in the final. Almagro took it to Nadal early on and built a 3-0 lead, but Nadal found his form and broke his fellow Spaniard in three of his next...
  • Almagro, Monaco to meet in Barcelona Open quarters April 26, 2013

    Barcelona: Nicolas Almagro and Juan Monaco both managed third-round wins at the Barcelona Open on Thursday before rain forced the postponement of matches. The two will meet in the quarter-finals after Almagro defeated fellow Spaniard Marcel Granollers 6-3, 6-4 on the outdoor red clay. Monaco outlasted Frenchman Jeremy Chardy in a...
  • Almagro defeats Williams to reach Houston final April 14, 2013

    Houston: John Isner and Nicolas Almagro, two of the biggest servers in tennis, aced their way into the final of the US Men's Clay Court Championship. Top-seeded Almagro of Spain, the ATP Tour leader with 261 aces, needed only 58 minutes to beat American wild-card Rhyne Williams 6-2, 6-1. Isner,...
  • Nicolas Almagro advances to US Men's Clay Court semi-finals April 13, 2013

    Houston: Top-seeded Nicolas Almagro of Spain defeated Italian Paolo Lorenzo 6-4, 6-4 on Friday to advance to the US Men's Clay Court semi-finals. Fifth-seeded American John Isner also advanced, hitting 19 aces to overpower Lithuania's Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Almagro, ranked 12th in the world, will next face American wild...
  • Nadal beats Nicolas Almagro; sets up final with Ferrer March 2, 2013

    Acapulco: Rafael Nadal won through to the final of the Mexican Open with a straight-sets victory over Nicolas Almagro on Friday, setting up a clash with another Spanish compatriot and three-time defending champion David Ferrer. Nadal beat Almagro 7-5, 6-4 in one hour and 49 minutes, extending his perfect record in...
  • Canada take 2-0 surprise lead over 5-time champions Spain February 2, 2013

    Toronto: Canada raced to a 2-0 lead over Spain in their Davis Cup world group first round tie on Friday, pushing the five-times champions to the brink of defeat and moving to within a doubles victory of a maiden win at this level. With top-ranked Spain missing big guns Rafa Nadal,...
  • Almagro replaced by Garcia-Lopez in Spain Davis Cup team January 26, 2013

    Madrid: Nicolas Almagro has withdrawn from Spain's Davis Cup team to play Canada in next week's first round tie in Vancouver and will be replaced by Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, the Spanish tennis federation (RFET) said on Saturday. Almagro, the world number 11, was suffering the effects of his run to the last...
  • Ferrer beats Almagro in marathon tie to reach semis January 22, 2013

    Melbourne: Three times in the first four sets, David Ferrer faced the prospect of being ousted of the Australian Open by a fellow Spaniard who'd never beaten him in a dozen competitive matches. The No. 4-seeded Ferrer survived once in the third set and twice in the fourth when No. 10...
  • Almagro reaches quarters after Tipsarevic retires January 20, 2013

    Melbourne: Eighth-seeded Janko Tipsarevic retired from his fourth-round match at the Australian Open with an injured left foot while trailing Nicolas Almagro 6-2, 5-1 on Sunday. The 10th-seeded Almagro advanced to a quarter-final against fellow Spaniard David Ferrer, who beat Japan's Kei Nishikori in straight sets. Tipsarevic said he injured the foot...